6 Popular Brick Walkway Patterns
Using brick to create pathways rather than the traditional concrete sidewalk can be both beautiful and practical. Brick provides an opportunity to add a personal touch to your home, with its wide range of colors, which can be laid out in a variety of different patterns. Additionally, brick is a long-lasting and low maintenance material. It creates a timeless look, which can make your walkway appear as if it’s always been there.
A brick pathway can be used as an aesthetically pleasing entrance to your home, or to harmoniously connect the various elements of your landscape, such as the patio, pool, or barbeque area. Paths which are laid in a straight lines lead the eye to a destination, dramatically lending importance to the space. Whereas, a curved walk can provide simple grace and elegance.
There are many patterns you can use to make a strong, durable and beautiful walkway. Some are more complex and require a great deal of skill and patience to install, while others are simple, yet classic. Here are a few of the more common patterns that you may want to consider.
- Running Bond – This pattern requires minimal cutting and less waste. Each bricks is offset by half the width of the tile next to it. Due to its strength and durability it is one of the most commonly used layouts for the home.
- Basket Weave – This ancient pattern is like a checker board, with two bricks laid horizontally and two laid vertically to create a woven effect.
- Pinwheel Bond – Laid in a geometric representation of a pinwheel, this pattern requires more skill, but provides interesting visual detail. Four bricks are arranged in a square with a half square brick at the center.
- Stack Bond – In this traditional pattern, the bricks are simply placed side-by-side, or they may be laid at a 45 degree angle. This is considered a great design to withstand heavy foot traffic.
- Herringbone – Consisting of interlocking bricks laid in a v-shape, the bricks are at placed either 45 or 90 degree angles.
These are just a sampling of the many patterns available, any of which may be used to create attractive, long-lasting, and visually engaging walkways for your home. In addition, you may want to consider extending these beautiful brick patterns to construct patios or driveways that are harmonious with your walkways, and can maximize the beauty and convenience of your yard.
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